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Online chess community where you can play chess, learn strategies and tactics, read chess news, see book reviews, find rules & tips, get free downloads, and more! https://www.chess.com/ 2007 Chess.com Chess Rating Comparison 2016It has been almost a year since I I last posted the Chess.com Rating Comparison 2015.  This survey is designed to figure out how chess ratings are related to each other.  Any information you put in the survey is made public so pleas...https://www.chess.com/blog/smarterchess/chess-rating-comparison-2016Fri, 02 Sep 2016 15:20:15 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/smarterchess/chess-rating-comparison-2016Candidates Predictions Update Rd 4I have been tracking my Candidates predictions from December.  In round 4 I correctly predicted 3 of the 4 games.     SummaryCorrect Predictions:  10/16, 62.5%# of Actual Draws to Date: 12# of Draws Predicted to Date: 12  Round 4 Predict...https://www.chess.com/blog/smarterchess/candidates-predictions-update-rd-4Tue, 15 Mar 2016 16:25:25 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/smarterchess/candidates-predictions-update-rd-4Candidates Predictions Update Rd 3I'm going to try to keep a log of how well my predictions do from December.  Round 3 I predicted 3 out of 4 games correctly, and the overall standings are becoming closer to my standings prediction.  I'll keep this blog post short with just the...https://www.chess.com/blog/smarterchess/candidates-predictions-update-rd-3Sun, 13 Mar 2016 15:27:20 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/smarterchess/candidates-predictions-update-rd-3Candidates Predictions Update Rd 2I'm going to try to keep a log of how well my predictions do from December.  Round 2 I predicted half of the games once again, but the overall standings are becoming closer to my standings prediction.  I was way off in Hikaru through 2 rounds, ...https://www.chess.com/blog/smarterchess/candidates-predictions-update-rd-2Sat, 12 Mar 2016 08:38:20 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/smarterchess/candidates-predictions-update-rd-2Candidates Predictions Update Rd 1I'm going to try to keep a log of how well my predictions do from December. In round 1 I predicted there would be some bloodshed with 3 decisive results out of 4.  I scored 50% in round 1, correctly predicting Anand winning and the draw between G...https://www.chess.com/blog/smarterchess/candidates-predictions-update-rd-1Fri, 11 Mar 2016 20:17:11 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/smarterchess/candidates-predictions-update-rd-1Early Candidates 2016 PredictionsThe next Candidates tournament will take place in March 2016 to determine who will challenge Magnus Carlsen in the World Championship.  The field is set unless any of the participants decline their invitation to play. Qualification pathPlayerAg...https://www.chess.com/blog/smarterchess/early-candidates-2016-predictionsThu, 24 Dec 2015 12:04:52 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/smarterchess/early-candidates-2016-predictionsStockfish 6 takes the Chess Personality TestI recommend you first take the test on your own to discover your own chess personality.  A few chess celebrities have already taken the test. Hikaru Nakamura  Danny Rensch  John Bartholomew Take the test for yourself! The test questions are ...https://www.chess.com/blog/smarterchess/stockfish-6-takes-the-chess-personality-testSat, 28 Nov 2015 11:13:09 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/smarterchess/stockfish-6-takes-the-chess-personality-testChess.com Rating Comparison 20152016 Version UPDATED WITH OVER 370 ENTRIES! Many players are curious about how the different chess.com ratings stack up against each other.  This survey is designed to figure out the answer!     At the bottom of the surve...https://www.chess.com/blog/smarterchess/chesscom-rating-comparison-2015Wed, 11 Nov 2015 18:00:41 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/smarterchess/chesscom-rating-comparison-2015MN Blizzard Round 1The MN Blizzard have their first match in the US Chess League! Date: Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 Time: 8:00 PM Location: Chess Castle.  1121 Jackson Street NE, Suite #134, Minneapolis, MN 55413     vs All Time Series Record: (This is thei...https://www.chess.com/blog/smarterchess/mn-blizzard-round-1Mon, 24 Aug 2015 06:06:49 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/smarterchess/mn-blizzard-round-1MN Blizzard joins USCLThe Minnesota Blizzard had their kick-off meeting tonight and are ready for the 2015 season.  The Blizzard have two Grandmasters, three International Masters, a FIDE Master, and multiple National Masters.  The United States Chess League will ...https://www.chess.com/blog/smarterchess/mn-blizzard-joins-usclFri, 10 Jul 2015 23:57:08 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/smarterchess/mn-blizzard-joins-usclNorway Chess Predictions After 4 RoundsMagnus Carlsen is in last place with only one draw in four games.  Can he come back to make the podium or even win the event?!  To find out I created some framework to pull out a expected score (ES) for each match. ES Criteria History between ...https://www.chess.com/blog/smarterchess/norway-chess-predictions-after-4-roundsSun, 21 Jun 2015 06:27:18 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/smarterchess/norway-chess-predictions-after-4-roundsRochester Winter Open RecapThe 2015 Rochester Winter (2nd day of Spring) Open was held on March 21st this year, approximately 6 weeks after our usual date.  Many of the players came from outside of Rochester and appreciated the warmer weather.  The tournament is split int...https://www.chess.com/blog/smarterchess/rochester-winter-open-recapTue, 28 Apr 2015 14:25:19 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/smarterchess/rochester-winter-open-recapMarch Madness G.O.A.T. (Championship)The polling is over!   Capablanca won in an upset! He had a 42% chance to beat Kasparov! Thanks for voting!   March Madness is here for the chess fans!  Instead of predicting which NCAA Hoops teams will advance to the final four you can he...https://www.chess.com/blog/smarterchess/march-madness-goat-championshipSun, 30 Mar 2014 00:01:26 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/smarterchess/march-madness-goat-championshipMarch Madness G.O.A.T. (Final 4)Championship has started March Madness is here for the chess fans!  Instead of predicting which NCAA Hoops teams will advance to the final four you can help determine the Greatest Chess Player Of All Time.  There will be a bit of a luck compone...https://www.chess.com/blog/smarterchess/march-madness-goat-final-4Wed, 26 Mar 2014 22:07:34 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/smarterchess/march-madness-goat-final-4March Madness G.O.A.T. (Elite 8)FINAL 4 has begun!   March Madness is here for the chess fans!  Instead of predicting which NCAA Hoops teams will advance to the final four you can help determine the Greatest Chess Player Of All Time.  There will be a bit of a luck componen...https://www.chess.com/blog/smarterchess/march-madness-goat-elite-8Sun, 23 Mar 2014 22:05:10 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/smarterchess/march-madness-goat-elite-8March Madness G.O.A.T. (Sweet 16)VOTING CLOSED.  HEAD TO THE ELITE 8.   March Madness is here for the chess fans!  Instead of predicting which NCAA Hoops teams will advance to the final four you can help determine the Greatest Chess Player Of All Time.  There will be a bit ...https://www.chess.com/blog/smarterchess/march-madness-goat-sweet-16Fri, 21 Mar 2014 23:03:57 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/smarterchess/march-madness-goat-sweet-16March Madness G.O.A.T. (Round of 32)Voting has ended for this round. Sweet 16 March Madness is here for the chess fans!  Instead of predicting which NCAA Hoops teams will advance to the final four you can help determine the Greatest Chess Player Of All Time.  There will be a bit...https://www.chess.com/blog/smarterchess/march-madness-chess-goatWed, 19 Mar 2014 20:11:23 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/smarterchess/march-madness-chess-goatHow to be a Polite SpectatorA friend and I were recently discussing chess spectator etiquette and how they differ from the arena of Magic The Gathering tournaments.  In Magic tournaments it is considered rude to spectate for a brief period and then leave the table.  Leavin...https://www.chess.com/blog/smarterchess/how-to-be-a-polite-spectatorTue, 18 Mar 2014 14:25:30 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/smarterchess/how-to-be-a-polite-spectatorComp4-ImpossiblyLucky!I know there's no luck in chess and my play was responsible for this loss.  I'd still like to petition a name change to Comp4-ImpossiblyLucky because I was crushing it!  Please take a look at the game and suggest some alternative lines or missed...https://www.chess.com/blog/smarterchess/comp4-impossiblyluckyMon, 10 Feb 2014 10:22:20 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/smarterchess/comp4-impossiblyluckyHumbled by IM RendleDropped a piece on more 4, missed a simple mate in 1, lost the game, but had fun.  Enjoy and don't laugh!   Website - Coaching information Twitter - Chess-related tweets https://www.chess.com/blog/smarterchess/humbled-by-im-rendleMon, 03 Feb 2014 20:54:09 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/smarterchess/humbled-by-im-rendle